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Picayune attorneys hired by PRCC board

June 2, 2015 - 1:38pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees has hired a Picayune law firm as its legal counsel.
  The board approved hiring McDonald, Patch and Bryan Law, PLLC, at its May meeting. Members of the firm are Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald IV, Gerald Patch and Manya Creel Bryan.
  The board’s long-time attorney, Martin Smith of Poplarville, passed away Feb. 26.

PRCC graduates receive diplomas, certificates

May 27, 2015 - 10:42am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - More than 850 students completed the requirements for associate’s degrees or certificates of proficiency at Pearl River Community College between June 2014 and May 2015.
  They are listed by hometowns:
  Bassfield - Ramarz D. Green, Carvey Magee, Quincy Lilmorris Martin, Justin J. McKines, Atara Lakenya Moye, Franchesca Dominique Oatis.

PTA class aces national exam

May 27, 2015 - 8:32am -- jbraswell

  HATTIESBURG - Instructors at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College have been notified that 100 percent of the 2014 physical therapist assistant technology graduates passed the licensure exam on the first attempt.
  The national pass rate for the first attempt at the exam is 86 percent, according to the Federation of States Boards of Physical Therapy.
  One of the graduates did not take the test until 2015, delaying posting of the 2014 results for PRCC.

Health information program open for enrollment

May 26, 2015 - 5:09pm -- admin

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College students can enroll now for the health information technology program that begins in August with the fall semester.
  HIT professionals collect, maintain and analyze the data the doctors and other health care professionals use.
  “We need people that can actually work in information technology and health information,” program director Amy Branch said. “We’re trying to retrain our workforce, moving away from papers and pencils.”

PRCC receives Dollar General grant for ABE

May 26, 2015 - 8:30am -- jbraswell

    POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has received an $8,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult literacy. 
  “We are grateful to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for recognizing the important work taking place each day by the staff of the Pearl River Community College Division of Adult Education and thank them for partnering with us in this endeavor,” said Steve Howard, assistant to the president for grants and special projects.  

Spring Dean's List announced

May 22, 2015 - 1:45pm -- jbraswell

    POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 or higher to be named to the list.
They are listed by hometowns:
Bay St. Louis - Shannon  M. Buehler, Joseph A. Everett,  Kevin Gibbs, Taylor A. Green,  Austin E. Ladner, David M. Moore, Katrina Murray, Wendy M. Scelson.
Beaumont - Latrise S. Hartfield.                                 
Biloxi - Kelsey N. Arguelles, Kimberly A. Arnold, Ashley D. Calcote, Sierra M. Holland, Amanda E. McKeny.

President's List released for spring 2015

May 22, 2015 - 11:29am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released the President’s List for the spring 2015 semester.
  Students must maintain a 4.0 average to be named to the President’s List. They are listed by hometowns:Bay St. Louis - Desiree Y. Brignac, Mercedes M. Thornton, Megan M. Williams.   
Biloxi - Heather A. Allred.
Brandon - Jody D. Smith.
Brooklyn - Cassie M. Cochran.

OTA graduates receive pins

May 22, 2015 - 11:21am -- jbraswell

Sixteen students received pins May 13, signifying completion of the Pearl River Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. The pinning ceremony was held at PRCC’s Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center.

PRCC to host chamber Lunch and Learn

May 21, 2015 - 11:15am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host the Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, June 2.
  The luncheon and presentation about using mobile devices in business will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room of Olivia Bender Cafeteria.
  Speaker will be Lara Bowman, instructor in the Mississippi State University Extension Service  Center for Technology Outreach.

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